Day 11 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression

A Starry Day

Day 11: Stars in My Eyes and A Dream in My Heart

This past February, one artistically inspiring day changed the course of my life – both professionally and personally.

My heart fluttered and my spirit soared as I stood outside the theatre where in a little more than 24 hours the entertainment industry would reward the year’s best work with little golden statuettes. Standing on one the upper levels of the Hollywood & Highland shopping area, I watched with awe as they rolled out the red carpet. I saw media equipment getting set up and reporters rehearsing with their camera operators. There were larger versions of the well-known award statuette scattered throughout the lower level even as a light rain fell.  Though only a spectator and not a participant, I felt part of something greater than myself.

“This is what I love. This is what I want to do.”

I knew without hesitation or question that being a part of an entertainment event like that is a dream I very much wanted to come true. It felt surreal, like I was walking on air. My sister and I stood in front of the large main stairway with the red carpet behind us and smiled. Staring up at the star-studded, concave ceiling, I felt at home for the first time in a very long time and knew unequivocally that one day I’d return – whether as a nominee, entertainment reporter, or event planner I knew not. I still don’t know how or when, but I’m certain that the passion I have for the craft will guide me back home.

There are so many ways that the entertainment industry inspires me, and you’ll read more throughout the coming months.


**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 101 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**

Published by Kelly Deeny

I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and theatre enthusiast. I use various forms of artistic expression for personal reflection, community discussion and creative inspiration. My premiere novel encapsulates all of the above. Follow along on my journey towards an artistic career!

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